Where Should You Keep Your Laundry Hamper?

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Laundry organization may be a bit of a challenge, especially if you don’t live alone. It’s easy for laundry to get lost in the other pile of clothes if you don’t keep things organized.

One of the basic things you can do to organize laundry is deciding where to put the laundry basket. It may seem trivial, but if you think about it, what is the first thing you do before you do the laundry? You first collect all the dirty clothes lying around the house. It’s frustrating to see that the soiled garments and clean ones are mixed or tossed around anywhere. To avoid this frustration and keep things sorted, you have to decide where to put the laundry basket. It may seem a bit obsessive-compulsive to some, but it will make a big difference in how you manage your laundry.

Where To Put Laundry Hamper

There are no rules as to where you should specifically put your laundry baskets, hampers, bags, or sorters around the home. However, it’s best to place them where people usually change clothes. But it still depends on your house set-up. Here are some key areas where you can put them:


laundry hamper beside a bed

If you live with adults or have older children, it’s best to have separate hampers per room.

People usually get their clothes changed in the bedroom. Putting a designated laundry basket for each room lessens the chance of throwing soiled clothes in the chair or on the floor. Thus it will be easier for you to collect all the dirty laundry before washing.

You can even add extra laundry baskets for beddings and towels. Doing this will make it easier for the older family members to do their laundry.

Having a hamper for the kids’ room is also a great idea. It’s common for kids to throw their dirty clothing anywhere. By assigning them their laundry baskets, you lessen this chance. This simple task can help you raise a more responsible and organized kid.

If you want to keep things more private, you may also use your bedroom closet to keep your laundry basket. A bedroom closet is a sensible option as it keeps your dirty laundry hidden. But it is still near where you change your clothes.


laundry hamper full of dirty clothes in a bathroom

It’s also efficient to put a laundry basket outside the bathroom. The bathroom is where people take off their clothes before showering. It’s convenient to place a laundry basket outside the bathroom. This way, they can put their soiled clothes in the basket after the shower.

Make sure you put the hamper outside the bathroom, though. The moisture from the bathroom could attract mildew.

Laundry Room

laundry hamper and clothes washer in a laundry room

The laundry room is where you do the laundry, so it makes sense to put laundry baskets in the laundry room. It takes effort to bring the dirty clothes to the laundry room all the time. By placing the laundry baskets in the laundry room, you don’t have to carry the baskets to and from the bedrooms.

Designate a Routine for Laundry Collection

Having a routine for laundry collection can help you avoid the pile of clean clothes to be folded in the laundry room. You can set up a day when you collect laundry for washing. Likewise, you can choose a day for taking the clean clothes out of the laundry room. Inform your household members on the schedule to involve them in the process.

In Conclusion

Sometimes it’s the small things that make an impact on your daily routine. You can avoid the hassle of collecting clothes when you assign a specific area for your laundry baskets. It also pays to involve your other household members, so you don’t carry all the laundry burden to yourself.

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About Margaret Croom

Peggy is a contributor and editor at Tidy Diary. She is a proud mother of three children who inspired her to level up her tidying skills. She enjoys her me time by lounging in her favorite nook with a lovely cup of tea. She also keeps a handy diary.